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State initiates a livestock restocking programme

In an effort to support families affected by the recent drought, the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) has initiated a livestock restocking programme in Mandera County.

As part of the programme, NDMA has distributed over 100 goats to more than 20 households, with each household receiving five goats comprising four does and one buck.

The Gadudia location in Mandera East has been identified as one of the hardest-hit areas by the drought, and its residents were among the primary beneficiaries of the restocking initiative.

Mohamed Kula, the NDMA resilience officer, in Mandera County, explained that this programme aims to enhance the community’s resilience following a series of five consecutive droughts in Mandera adding that plans to launch similar programs across the entire county were afoot.

Adan Ibrahim, the local area chief, urged the recipients to take good care of the animals provided to them, emphasizing the importance of nurturing them to ensure multiplication and sustainability.

The impact of the drought has been devastating for Mandera County, resulting in the loss of approximately 1.5 million livestock with the restocking program, initiated by the NDMA, seeking to alleviate the hardships faced by affected families and contribute to the long-term recovery and resilience of the community.

By Adan Mohamed

 

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